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Industry 4.0: Industrial Computers and the Industrial Internet of Things

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The next level of industrial evolution is already here. How will you put the capabilities of new-generation SIMATIC Open Controllers to work? Major advances in manufacturing are getting faster:…

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Introducing the New SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

The compact, powerful SIMATIC ET 200SP Open Controller is the first controller of this type to combine the functions of a PC-based software controller with visualization, PC applications,…

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Speedy Six-axis CNC Upgrade

Tuesday, July 28, 2015

How a heavy diesel engine manufacturing facility commissioned new CNC boring mill controls — from panels to motors, drives, scales and software — in just four weeks. Even after…

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Siemens Introduces New Fail-Safe ET 200SP CPUs

Friday, May 29, 2015

For functional safety in a decentralized architecture, Siemens has introduced two fail-safe CPUs based on the SIMATIC ET 200SP controller. The fail-safe SIMATIC controllers enable the processing of…

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Fail-Safe SIMATIC S7-1200 CPU with Firmware 4.1, Fail-Safe S7-1200 Signal Modules and STEP 7 Safety Basic V13 SP1

Friday, May 29, 2015

The fail-safe SIMATIC S7-1200 portfolio with the CPU 1214 FC, CPU 1215 FC, the fail-safe S7-1200 signal modules, and the Engineering SIMATIC STEP 7 Safety Basic V13 SP1…

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Compact Controller Fits Many Roles

Friday, May 1, 2015

PC controller can be paired with efficient HMI The CPU 1515SP PC, a compact control system which combines the function of an ET 200SP Open Controller with a…

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Codes and Regulations for Panel Builders: Hitting a Moving Target

Thursday, April 16, 2015

The last two years have brought many changes to this complex world. Keeping current with the latest releases from many sources requires careful attention. Control panels are a…

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Siemens Releases Two New SIMATIC S7-1500 Failsafe CPUs for Delivery: CPU 1511F-1PN and CPU 1513F-1PN

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Siemens has released two new controllers that expand its product portfolio of modular SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers: the CPU 1511-1PN and CPU 1513F-1PN. Both CPUs are now in stock…

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How a California Quarry Doubles Production, Lowers Costs

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Canyon Rock turned to Siemens Totally Integrated Automation, TIA Portal engineering software and Profinet communications for rapid expansion and increased profitability. Faced with completing one of the largest…

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Siemens vs. Rockwell…from a Safety Perspective

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

More than hardware or software, it’s their approach to safety and redundancy that differentiates vendors’ from protocols, controllers, I/O and networks. Choosing an industrial equipment supplier is a…

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Codes and Regulations for Panel Builders: Hitting a Moving Target

Thursday, January 29, 2015

The last two years have brought many changes to this complex world. Keeping current with the latest releases from many sources requires careful attention. Control panels are a…

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How a Leading Automaker Achieved a Major Controls Upgrade in Three Months

Monday, November 17, 2014

Siemens Solution Partner A&E Engineering executed the design, installation, and commissioning of two new paint-shop conveyor control systems for a major automaker, from control room and operator interfaces to motors, sensors, and machine interlocks. According to…

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CPU 1517-3 PN/DP Controller Adds Power, Simplifies Upgrades

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

The CPU 1517-3 PN/DP expands the SIMATIC S7-1500 modular controller portfolio and adds options/flexibility for existing S7-300 users upgrading to the SIMATIC S7-1500 product line. The CPU 1517…

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Stacking More Flexibly

Tuesday, September 9, 2014

A leading manufacturer completes its portfolio of palletizing systems with a linear robot. An open motion control system combines efficiency and flexibility with user-friendliness, reliability, and global availability….

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Firmware V1.6 Increases Functionality and Adds Programming/Display Features

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The new CPU firmware V1.6 for SIMATIC S7-1500 controllers provides additional functions such as mechanisms for accurate gear synchronism between two axes, as well as new programming and…

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Powerful New CPU and Firmware for SIMATIC S7-1200 Controllers

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Simatic S7-1217C: New S7-1200 controller for the high-end performance range Line driver inputs and outputs to switch stepping motor controls New firmware version 4.0 for all Simatic S7-1200…

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Inside the Controls that Tame Gargantuan Cranes

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

There are no small accidents for bridge cranes as tall as multistory buildings. Siemens integrator Trutega uses Lasers, wireless Ethernet, PLCs and the Nanobox PC to prevent them….

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SIMATIC® S7-1518F Failsafe Controller Increases Flexibility, Safety, Efficiency and Productivity

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Siemens Industry introduces the Simatic® S7-1518F, the most powerful failsafe controller, designed to increase flexibility, safety, efficiency and productivity at the plant floor level. Suitable for high-end standard…

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How Smart Are Your Safety Systems?

Thursday, May 29, 2014

Siemens Safety Integrated strategy protects workers and boosts productivity with fail-safe controls, drives, motors, I/O and plantwide PROFISAFE communications. Machine safety is serious business. According to the International…

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Automaker Brave Enough to Retrofit, Saves Millions

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Brave Control Solutions uses Siemens technology to retrofit a press and transfer to increase productivity. Windsor, Ontario-based systems integrator Brave Control Solutions (Brave) recently undertook a major retrofit…

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PLCs and Networks Combine to Improve Safety

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Safety PLCs Connected to Systems Using PROFINET Provide High levels of Protection Safety has become an important aspect of equipment design over the past several years, but it’s…

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GlaxoSmithKline Upgrades Plant’s Filling Machine to Improve Reliability and Performance

Thursday, February 13, 2014

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) renovates its Parma, Italy plant’s filling machine in a lyophilization production line using Siemens SIMOTION platform, thereby improving the machine’s reliability and performance. The site at…

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SIMOGEAR Geared Motors Specifically Designed for Automation and Motion Control Applications

Thursday, February 13, 2014

SIMOGEAR gear motors help you save time, effort and energy. Quick configuration, drawings on demand, fast delivery from our SC assembly plant, easy installation, simple unit identification, 24/7…

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The SIMATICS S7-1200 PLC and RF630R RFID reader are integrated in a control box mounted atop the elevator cab. Owners call for the elevator with their one-button key fob remotes, then drive their cars into the cab. The RFID reader reads their cars’ RFID tags, which are programmed with their designated parking floor. The reader signals the PLC, which then signals the elevator’s controls to move the cab to the proper floor.

Automated “James Bond” Automobile Elevator Attracts Buyers

Friday, January 17, 2014

Luxury Highrise Condominium Deploys an Automated “James Bond” RFID Automobile Elevator System as a Unique Amenity to Attract Buyers. Rising 12-stories above the Old Town district of Victoria,…

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Siemens Introduces STEP 7 Safety Advanced V12

Siemens Introduces STEP 7 Safety Advanced V12

Friday, November 22, 2013

Siemens Industry, Inc., has introduced STEP 7 Safety Advanced V12, a powerful new option package for programming the failsafe S7 controllers of the Totally Integrated Automation Portal V12…

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Compact Motor Management Module Offers Many Features and Functions

Thursday, October 31, 2013

SIMOCODE pro S integrates a number of important motor control functions, further improving the cost-effectiveness of the Siemens Automation motor management line. The new version adds new functions…

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Integrated Software and Controllers Open Global Markets to Growing HVAC OEM

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

To thrive—indeed, to survive—in today’s increasingly competitive global marketplace, manufacturers must leverage cutting-edge technology and operate at high levels of efficiency. Burr Oak Tool Inc. (Burr Oak), a…

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When to Use PC-based Automation vs. Controllers

Thursday, August 1, 2013

Gain the knowledge you need to leverage the right technology—traditional PLC or industrial PC—to the right application. Today’s new generation of engineers has seen PC technologies in every…

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How Coca Cola Enterprises Achieved Control and Network Integration in a Multi-OEM Environment

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

KHS implements Siemens Optimized Packaging Line to standardize sensors, vision, robotics, drives, motion and PLCs across multi-OEM machines. Soda sales have hit plateaus in recent years, forcing beverage…

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Siemens Launches Security Integrated for the S7-1500 Controller with the CP 1543-1

Thursday, May 30, 2013

The new SIMATIC CP 1543-1 communications processor connects the SIMATIC S7-1500 controller to Industrial Ethernet networks. Due to the combination of different security features such as the SPI…

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